Uichico rues Gilas’ bad shooting in tough outing vs Thailand

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlon Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Gilas shot 6-of-30 from the downtown.“Four more shots and we are shooting 30 percent, that’s still not good but we could have won the game by a big margin,” Uichico told reporters, who stayed out until before midnight at MABA Stadium.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUichico has valid reason to be upset.He has a first-rate team with first-rate players like Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Mike Tolomia, Troy Rosario and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger. They are not the best version of the Gilas program, but the country has employed collegiate players and still won the SEA Games gold through the years.“I told them to just make the basket, that’s all,” said Uichico, referring to the tense moments of the game when Thailand was trading leads down the stretch.He said the Philippines wasn’t able to practice at the 5,000-seater stadium whose administrators had to send away hundreds of people who would like to watch the games live.“But this is the toughest team out there, and we hope to face them again because that means we are in the next round,” Uichico said.Gilas won’t have a game Monday but will practice based on its performance Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Gilas big man Troy Rosario tries to protect the ball against Thailand during the 2017 SEA Games basketball tournament. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — Miserable shooting was the main reason Gilas Pilipinas struggled against Thailand Sunday night.“If we made four more shots from the three-point line instead of six (Gilas shot 6-of-30), then it would have been a different score,” said Uichico, who emerged from the dugout where he was overheard dressing down the team.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Bollywood male superstars and their obsession with newcomers

first_imgBollywood has forever banked on beautiful leading ladies to sprinkle freshness on the screen.B- Town’s top-rated superstars have always realised the power of casting new faces when it comes to drawing audience attention.For the formidable male superstars, age is just a number that never affects their humongous fan following. Loyal fans crazily wait for their favourite hero’s film to hit the theatres and if the heroine opposite him is a new young new face, it acts as cherry on the cake.The blatant age difference between the male and female lead may seem glaring, but it has come to be a foolproof strategy to elevate freshness of the hero’s image.”The big male stars have a strong image and even stronger fan following. A fresh pairing with a new and younger face is a convenient method to bring novelty,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh, stressing on how loyal fans anxiously wait for their favourite star to romance a young new actress.Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti OmShah Rukh Khan created frenzy when he appeared with the then 20- year- old model Deepika Padukone in Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om. The SRK-Deepika jodi was crackling, happening a good 12 years after the iconic SRK- Kajol pairing happened in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995. By 2007, when SRK courted Deepika for the first time on screen, Kajol had all but retired.”Most actors trying a new pairing should be careful to justify it through the script. New pairing with young actress can get awkward if not presented appropriately on screen,” says Adarsh.advertisementSRK and Deepika ended up winners again in Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express last year, with the actor sportingly inserting a few jokes about his advancing age in certain dialogues. SRK fans are curious to know as to who will star opposite him in his upcoming biggie, Fan. Speculations are rife that co- producers Yash Raj Films are keen that SRK agrees to romance Vaani Kapoor, whom they launched in Shudh Desi Romance. Shah Rukh’s other film in the pipeline, Raees, might have a new girl too.Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have created a record of sorts by co-starring with newcomers. Even as Akshay, 46, raises eyebrows by casting himself opposite 22- year- old newbie Kriti Sanon in the upcoming Singh Is Bling, Salman’s Eid release this year, Kick , will see the 48- year- old superstar romance Jacqueline Fernandez, 20 years his junior.Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Kick In Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman is paired opposite Sonam Kapoor, 28.Salman’s last few heroines have been Daisy Shah, the 24- year- old debutant of Jai Ho, Katrina Kaif, who was 27 when she did Ek Tha Tiger with him, and Sonakshi Sinha, who was 23 when he introduced her in Dabangg . The superstar’s also worked with Asin in Ready when she was 25, a good 20 years younger than him.Akshay, too, can boast of working with several new girls ever since he became a superstar in the 2000s.Newly- crowned Miss World Priyanka Chopra and Miss Universe Lara Dutta, for instance, worked with him in Andaaz. Akshay in fact has had a pattern of casting a relatively young girl in about three to four consecutive films before moving on to a fresh face.Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Sonakshi Sinha are instances. Right now, Kriti apart, Akshay will romance the 24- year- old Tamannaah Bhatia in It’s Entertainment and Shruti Haasan, 28, in Gabbar . The scene is no different for thinking superstar Aamir Khan. The actor does not necessarily insist on fresh pairing in every film – think Talaash , where he was cast opposite Rani Mukerji – but most of his recent films such as Dhoom 3, 3 Idiots and Ghajini have had heroines who are almost two decades his junior.Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3In Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming P. K., the 49- year old superstar has the 26- year- old Anushka Sharma as his heroine.Aamir Khan: Anushka Sharma (P. K) Aamir is said to cast his lead keeping in mind the script and novelty factor. However, like other superstars he too has worked with girls who are at least two decades his junior in his recent releases. The 49- year- old superstar’s pairing with the 29- year- old Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3 was considered quite unusual. Earlier, his teaming up with Bollywood debutant Asin in 2008’s Ghajini , who was 22 when the film released, created curiosity among fans. He will soon be seen with Anushka Sharma, 26, in Rajkumar Hirani’s P. K. Since the plot is tightly under wraps, it is unclear if Anushka (above) and Aamir share a romantic angle.advertisementShah Rukh Khan: Vaani Kapoor or Sarah Jane Dias (yet to be confirmed), who will romance SRK in Fan? The question has kept fans engaged ever since the film was announced. The strong contender to play the heroine is Vaani Kapoor, who emerged as the budding sensation of last year with her role in Shudh Desi Romance. Ex- beauty queen Sarah Jane Dias is also rumoured to be approached for the role. Industry watchers are equally anxious about Raees, SRK’s other upcoming film, for which no actress has been finalised as yet.Akshay Kumar: Tamannah Bhatia (It’s Entertainment); Shruti Haasan (Gabbar); Kriti Sanon (Singh Is Bling) Akshay is well aware of the fact that a new pairing can help him create a buzz and add to the curiosity level of his new films.Akshay Kumar and Tamannah Bhatia in It’s EntertainmentMaintaining a record of casting maximum new heroines, he recently announced Kriti Sanon as his lead in Singh Is Bling. He started the trend with Andaaz casting newly- crowned Miss World Priyanka Chopra and Miss Universe Lara Dutta.Salman Khan: Jacqueline Fernandez (Kick); Sonam Kapoor (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo) Salman is known to be a benevolent godfather who proudly announces a new girl opposite himself once in a while. Beginning with the teenager Sneha Ullal, who looked totally mismatched in Lucky: No Time For Love, he created a refreshing chemistry with newcomer Sonakshi Singh in the Dabangg films. He tried launching background dancer Daisy Shah in Jai Ho but the idea flopped. His fans are keen to see him opposite Jacqueline Fernandez in the upcoming Kick.Saif Ali Khan: Ileana D’Cruz (Happy Ending); Parineeti Chopra (Untitled home production) Saif Ali Khan, 43, will be seen opposite Ileana D’Cruz, 25, in Nikhil Advani’s romantic comedy, Happy Ending . He has cast 25- year- old Parineeti Chopra in an untitled film produced by his home banner, Illuminati Films. After creating chemistry with Deepika Padukone, in Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail, Saif has worked with several heroines far younger.He has recently seen romancing 24- year- old Tamannaah Bhatia in Humshakals. Last year, his heroine in Bullett Raja was Sonakshi, 27, and he was also seen romancing 28- year old Jacqueline Fernandez in Race 2.last_img read more

Warriors even NBA Finals, hold off Raptors in Game 2

first_imgTORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 02: Quinn Cook #4 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrate the play against the Toronto Raptors in the second half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — The Golden State Warriors relied on a champion’s heart to overcome their weary bodies.Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with a hamstring injury, Stephen Curry had 23 and the Warriors ran off the first 18 points of the second half on the way to a 109-104 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night that tied the NBA Finals at one game apiece.ADVERTISEMENT With Kevin Durant already out and Thompson eventually joining him in the fourth quarter, the Warriors don’t feel great — but they would’ve felt a whole lot worse flying home in a 2-0 hole.“I think that when you get to this stage, our DNA shows up,” Curry said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAndre Iguodala, himself slow to get up after a hard fall in the first half, made the clinching 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left after the Raptors scored 10 straight points to cut it to 106-104.Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors. They had won five straight since falling behind 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew UP NEXT Fat chance: Andy Ruiz set to reign as heavyweight champion Golden State hosts Game 3 on Wednesday night. LATEST STORIES Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “They moved the ball really well and were running freely,” Raptors center Marc Gasol said. “Once they run freely, everything opens up for them.”The Warriors had won 12 straight Game 1s and this was their first time playing from behind in the finals since they were down 2-1 to Cleveland in 2015. They showed no signs of concern during the off days, and Thompson suggested part of the problem during their 118-109 loss Thursday was rust after they had nine days off in between series.Their bigger problem early in Game 2 was the defense of the Raptors. But Toronto — which had a 23-0 advantage in second-chance points — missed a chance to take a comfortable lead into the half and couldn’t overcome its 37 percent shooting, with Pascal Siakam going 5 for 18 for 12 points after scoring 32 in the opener.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry had his streak of 30-point games snapped at six. Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry share the Warriors’ postseason record with seven straight. … Kerr earned his 76th postseason victory, moving past Chuck Daly and Don Nelson.Raptors: Siakam missed his first three shots, as many as he missed in Game 1 while going 14 for 17. … OG Anunoby was active for the first time in the playoffs after having an emergency appendectomy April 11, but didn’t play.FAMOUS FANPresident Barack Obama sat next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver across the court from the Toronto bench, getting a loud ovation and “MVP! MVP!” chants when shown on the overhead video screen and introduced in the second quarter. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Warriors will hope to have enough healthy bodies to get through it. Thompson landed awkwardly after a 3-point attempt early in the fourth quarter and limped off soon after, with backup center Kevon Looney already missing the second half with a chest or shoulder injury.And Golden State is still without Durant, who missed his seventh straight game with a strained right calf but hopes to return during the series.For now, they got key contributions from Quinn Cook, who hit three 3-pointers, and veteran center Andrew Bogut, who wasn’t even part of the roster most of the season but came off the bench for three baskets.“It was a great win. We got to go home and protect our home floor and we’ll see about all the injuries,” coach Steve Kerr said. “But I’m very proud of our team and in particular all the guys off the bench.”Kerr said Thompson told him that he thought his injury was minor and he’d be fine, but added that “Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine.” Kerr was unsure the nature of Looney’s injury.Fred VanVleet scored 17 points for the Raptors, who had red T-shirts with their slogan “We The North” hanging on seats around the arena.The Warriors sure were seeing red, especially Curry, during a mostly miserable first half when they missed 20 of their first 28 shots.He hung his head and didn’t even attempt to run back when VanVleet stole the ball from him and made a layup to give Toronto an 11-point lead with a little more than 2 minutes remaining in the half.But Curry made two free throws for the final points of the half to cut it to 59-54, then the Warriors came back and pitched a shutout until nearly the midpoint of the third quarter during a series-changing — perhaps season-changing — swing.Iguodala had five quick points including a 3-pointer that moved Golden State into the lead at 61-59. The surge continued with three straight baskets from Thompson and three more from Green, whose last one capped the 18-0 run that Elias said was the longest to start a half in NBA Finals history and made it 72-59 before Toronto finally got on the board with a 3-pointer with VanVleet with 6:20 remaining in the period. Curry appeared to be laboring as well in the first half, returning to the locker room in the midst of six straight misses to start the game.But the Warriors cobbled together a good enough finish to the second quarter to keep it close, then stormed out of the locker room with one of their vintage third-quarter charges that have been so frequent during their run to five straight NBA Finals.“Third quarter we didn’t play well enough. We missed too many shots,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “They got out in transition and got a little confidence going. We lost the game there.”DeMarcus Cousins was inserted into the starting lineup and delivered 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Draymond Green had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists — missing by one assist a fourth straight triple-double.The series moves to their Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4, with the first NBA Finals to be played outside the U.S. assured of returning to Canada for Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers Live Telecast

first_imgGujarat Fortunegiants will take on Haryana Steelers in the first Pro Kabaddi League 2019 match on Wednesday. With four points from 10 matches, Gujarat Fortunegiants will aim at giving their best shot when they will take on 5th-placed Haryana Steelers. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 sixth week’s first match will be played at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers will start at 7:30 pm.With the teams Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha, the current season seems to have an unlikely fate. The PKL 2019 Season 7 began on July 20, 2019 and will conclude on October 19, 2019. The first match of the sixth week will be played between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers. The 62nd match of the series will start at 7.30pm.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers start?The first match of week six will be played been Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers. This will be 62th match of the PKL 2019 season 7 series. It will be played at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi. The PKL 2019 Season 7 fixture between Gujarat and Haryana is scheduled to start at 7.30pm IST on August 26, 2019.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: August 28, 2019, 2:56 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.center_img Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more

Virat Kohli named brand ambassador of Premier Futsal

first_img COMMENT × Virat Kohli April 11, 2016 Premier Futsal, launched amid much fanfare last week, has announced cricket star Virat Kohli as the league’s brand ambassador today.Futsal is the newer, shorter five-a-side variant of soccer.Premier Futsal, which is the world’s first multi-national team-based Futsal league, is set to take place in India from July 15- 24. Each game is split into two halves of 20 minutes each.Kohli’s announcement as brand ambassador follows soccer legend Luis Figo being named Premier Futsal’s President last week.Virat Kohli said: “We all grew up playing 5-a-side soccer. Futsal is a fast and exciting sport. Futsallers display a lot of flair, skill and swag on the field, which are all qualities I relate to. I am excited to be a part of Premier Futsal and motivated to positively contribute to the development of this new sport in India”.Over 50 International Futsallers, from four continents and 21 countries, are expected to participate. The league, governed by the Futsal Association of India (FAI) with accreditation from international governing body, Asociación Mundial de Futsal (AMF), was launched in Mumbai earlier. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Virat Kohli SHARE Published on football COMMENTSlast_img read more

Tuesday Poll: Is Bob Stoops or Mike Gundy a Better Coach?

first_imgThe reaction to my piece on Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy yesterday was stronger than I thought it would be. There are takes, there are Skip Bayless’ takes and then there are takes about the two coaches involved in Bedlam. So I decided to put it to a vote. Straight up, who is a better college football coach?I realize the results here will be skewed towards the north, but I thought it would be fun to throw it out there. As always, I will follow up on Wednesday with the results and commentary (if it’s not vile and ridiculous) in a post.Tuesday poll question is simple: Who is a better college football coach?— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 30, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

‘Man United wanted Wenger for Ferguson’

first_imgManchester United ‘Manchester United wanted Arsene Wenger to replace Sir Alex Ferguson’ Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 16:39 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) arsene wenger alex ferguson - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Arsène Wenger Arsenal Premier League The Frenchman was the club’s “number one choice” to take over at Old Trafford from in 2001, according to the former chairman Manchester United held talks with Arsene Wenger over replacing Alex Ferguson as manager in 2001, former chairman Martin Edwards has revealed.Red Devils 11/2 to beat Stoke 2-0The Arsenal boss was identified as the number one choice to take charge at Old Trafford following Ferguson’s shock announcement to the club that he intended to retire following the 2000-01 season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Edwards, who was chairman of the club between 1980 and 2002, says discussions were held at Wenger’s home in an effort to tempt him away from United’s fierce rivals.”I have to say that his decision came as both a surprise and a shock to all of us,” Edwards told GQ magazine when asked about Ferguson’s initial plans to retire.”Once we realised that he was very serious about it and that his mind was made up, there were lots of discussions at board level about a possible replacement.”Our first choice was Arsene Wenger. Since joining Arsenal in 1996, Wenger had been pretty successful, especially in his first full season in charge when he won the double. And while it’s true to say that he has suffered hard times since, at the time we all thought he was the best candidate to replace Alex. Certainly, he was my number one choice.”Wenger did show a little bit of interest, enough to want to meet with both [former United chief executive] Peter Kenyon and me at his home in London to listen to what we had to say. In fact, we had a couple of meetings with him and for a while we thought there was a possibility of him joining us.”But I think Wenger felt a loyalty towards [former Arsenal vice-chairman] David Dein. He was very close to David, and that was the reason he gave us in the end for turning down United. He felt that he had started something with Arsenal and that his attachment to the club was too great, he didn’t want to break that bond.”Ferguson eventually reversed his decision and went on to guide United to a host of further honours, including seven Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008, before retiring in 2013.In total, he won 28 major trophies at United, including 13 league titles, five FA Cups and two Champions Leagues.last_img read more

José Mourinho criticises Old Trafford fans for giving Scott McTominay stick

first_imgShare on Messenger Manchester United “The fans they can do what they want,” Mourinho said. “I am not upset at all with that reaction [about Rashford]. But I am upset with the reaction they had with Scott McTominay. A kid of 20 years old was making all the right decisions and they wanted him to make the wrong decisions. When he decides to break the intensity of the game, it was a wonderful solution and the fans reacted against the kid. That was the bad one. To react against me, that was not the problem.”Rashford was making his first Premier League start since Boxing Day and Mourinho revealed that he had deliberately targeted the right-hand side of Liverpool’s defence.“My plan was to give [Trent] Alexander-Arnold some problems. Alexander-Arnold is very fast – but I think Marcus is a little bit faster. I wanted to give him something to think about.”Rashford was booked for a mistimed tackle on Dejan Lovren in the first half and Mourinho also seemed unimpressed that Gary Neville, in his television role, had criticised the challenge.“At half-time, someone told me Gary Neville was asking Marcus Rashford to get a red card so I was scared the referee was watching. Where Liverpool brought a lot of players to the central area of the pitch, Marcus Rashford was defending the corridor against Alexander-Arnold and, with the pressure of Gary, I made the decision to play a player [the substitute Marouane Fellaini] who could make a yellow.” Topics Reuse this content Share on WhatsApp Premier League news Marcus Rashford’s double gives Manchester United victory over Liverpool Liverpool Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook The Observer Share on Twitter Read more Share via Email Share on LinkedIn José Mourinho José Mourinho was critical of the Manchester United crowd after watching his team beat Liverpool 2-1 and questioned whether some supporters were being unfair on Scott McTominay by taking exception to a moment in the second half when the inexperienced midfielder played a backward pass rather than choosing to attack.Mourinho’s decision to substitute Marcus Rashford, the scorer of both United goals, was booed by some fans later in the match but the manager said he was more aggrieved by what he perceived to be a negative response to one of McTominay’s passes.last_img read more

Business Owners Get Helping Hand Online

first_imgStarting and operating a business in Halifax Regional Municipality and New Glasgow just got easier thanks to a new online tool designed to help sort through government permits and licences. BizPaL is a free, web-based service that helps guide business owners through the regulation process at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. “Implementing BizPaL is another example of the province’s commitment to enhance our business environment,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “BizPaL will enable business operators to deal with the licence and permit requirements of all levels of government through one, online source. It will save them time, and resources.” The service is simple to use and offers information that is easy to understand. HRM and New Glasgow are the first Atlantic Canadian municipalities to implement BizPaL. “People in business, or those wanting to start a business, want information quickly and conveniently,” said Peter Kelly, Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality. “BizPaL will provide one-stop shopping for entrepreneurs to gather information about government licences and permits they may require to operate their business.” “The Town of New Glasgow is pleased to be selected as one of the first two Atlantic Canadian communities to launch this innovative service,” said New Glasgow Mayor Ann MacLean. “As the commercial service centre for north-eastern Nova Scotia, our strategic goal is to make New Glasgow a community that provides a progressive business climate. BizPaL is another initiative that enables our municipality to make significant strides in this area.” The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, which represents 5,200 members in Nova Scotia, is a proponent of BizPaL and pleased to see it being implemented in Atlantic Canada. “Opening and running a business is a tough job,” said Leanne Hachey, Atlantic vice-president of the federation. “But BizPal will make this job a bit easier, saving entrepreneurs valuable time and money.” This project is part of the ongoing government Better Regulation Initiative aimed at making it easier for businesses to do business in Nova Scotia. For more information visit the website at www.bizpal.ca .last_img read more

German billionaire family admits to links with Nazis

first_imgBerlin: More than 70 years after the end of World World II, one of Germany’s richest familiy has admitted to its dark links with Adolf Hitler’s regime. Spokesman of the Reimann family, Peter Harf, told Bild am Sonntag of plans to give 10 million euros (USD 11.3 million) to charity after learning of their elders’ support for the Nazis and their company’s use of forced labour during the war. “Reimann senior and Reimann junior were guilty. The two entrepreneurs have both passed away, they belonged actually in prison,” said Harf. Albert Reimann senior died in 1954 and his son in 1984. The company they left behind, JAB Holding, is today a behemoth that owns household brands ranging from Clearasil to Calgon. With wealth estimated at 33 billion euros, the Reimann family is believed to be Germany’s second richest. Harf said the family began digging into their dark past in the 2000s, and in 2014 decided to commission a historian to produce a thorough study into their ancestors’ ties to Nazism. The family plans to make public a full account when the book by the historian, Paul Erker of Munich University, is finished, said Harf. Quoting letters and archival documents, Bild am Sonntag said Reimann senior was a willing donor to Hitler’s SS as early as 1931. His company was in 1941 deemed a “crucial” firm in the war, as it produced items for the Wehrmacht and the armaments industry. In 1943, the company was using as many as 175 forced labourers, and employed a foreman who was known for his cruel treatment of the workers. Harf, who confirmed the conclusions drawn by the Bild report, said there had been no known efforts to provide any compensation to the forced labourers. “But we have since talked about what we can do now,” he said. “We want to do more and donate ten million euros to a suitable organisation.” Many of Germany’s biggest companies have over the decades confronted their Third Reich history.last_img read more

Undercover Female Cops Patrol Marrakech to Combat Prostitution

Casablanca – The police in Marrakech, Morocco have adopted a controversial practice designed to put an end to prostitution in the southern city: Female policewomen in civilian clothes are currently patrolling the streets of the Red City hunting down nocturnal sex workers. More than 25 women were recently arrested in Marrakech for soliciting prostitution, according to daily Assabah’s Monday report. The arrestees were apprehended by a new corp of “undercover female cops” assigned to address prostitution in Marrakech, according to the same source.Police said the suspects were arrested for solicitation and drunkenness. The arrestees were subsequently brought before the public prosecutor before they were released on bail. Most of the arrestees were women from outside Marrakech, mainly from Agadir, Casablanca, Essaouira, and other Moroccan cities.According to Assabah, the new arrest campaign, which aims at combating prostitution, consists of sending female police officers in civilian clothes to the most popular streets in Marrakech, where there are more tourists than other areas in the city. Edited by Elisabeth Myers© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

American Airlines suspends service to Venezuela indefinitely

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is indefinitely suspending flights to Venezuela as political turmoil and unrest continues to grip the country.Airline spokeswoman Martha Pantin said Thursday that the airline will try to resume service when conditions are right but has no timetable for doing so.On March 15, American announced it was suspending its two daily flights from Miami to Caracas and one from Miami to Maracaibo through April 1. The airline acted after its pilots’ union told members not to operate flights to Venezuela because of safety concerns.American was the last U.S. airline flying to Venezuela.The United States was the first nation to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, heightening tension with the regime of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. diplomats left the country this month.The Associated Press read more

St Thomas win in Clones

first_imgSt Thomas’ 0-15Loughgiel Shamrocks 0-7St Thomas’, inspired by the excellent Bernard Burke, won a thrilling All Ireland semi-final replay in Clones.In a smashing encounter packed with incident and drama Thomas’ overcame a shaky start to dethrone the All Ireland champions.Loughgiel Shamrocks missed three great goal chances in the first seven minutes and they were eventually punished by a rapidly improving Thomas’ outfit.Benny McCarry spurned two, while Loughiel talisman Liam Watson dragged an effort wide in the early exchanges.Relieved to be still in the reckoning Thomas’ improved as the first half wore on with points from Kenneth Burke, David Burke, and Conor Cooney edging them 0-5 to 0-2 ahead by the 17th minute.Watson hit two frees to trim the deficit, but impressive Thomas’ substitute Eanna Burke landed a fine score from distance.Eddie McCloskey then clipped Loughgiel’s only score from play in the game as Thomas’ went in 0-6 to 0-5 ahead at the interval.A Watson free put Loughiel level immediately after the restart, but Thomas hit eight points on the spin to seize control.Cooney (4), man of the match Bernard Burke (3), and Richie Murray all found the range for John Burke’s side.Watson ended a 26 minute search for a Loughgiel score with a free, but Cooney hit back and Thomas’ emerged convincing victors.Thomas’ now face Offaly and Leinster standard bearers Kilcormac-Killoughey in a St Patrick’s Day decider at Croke Park.Scorers for St Thomas: Conor Cooney (0-6, 3fs, 165), Bernard Burke (0-4), Kenneth Burke (0-1), James Regan (0-1), Eanna Burke (0-1), Richie Murray (0-1), David Burke (0-1).Scorers for Loughgiel Shamrocks: Liam Watson (0-6, 6fs), Eddie McCloskey (0-1).St Thomas’: Patrick Skehill; Cathal Burke, Sean Skehill, Sean Burke; Enda Tannion, Darragh Burke, Robert Murray; James Regan , David Burke; Shane Cooney, Conor Cooney, Bernard Burke (0-4); Kenneth Burke, Richie Murray, Anthony Kelly. Subs: Eanna Burke for Tannion (23 mins), Gerald Murray for K Burke (44 mins), David Sherry for Kelly (54 mins).Loughgiel Shamrocks: Damian Quinn; Paul Gillan, Neil McGarry, Mark McFadden; James Campbell, Martin Scullion, Johnny Campbell; Barney McAuley, Tony McCloskey; Joey Scullion, Declan Laverty, Eddie McCloskey; Benny McCarry, Liam Watson, Shay Casey. Subs: Odhran McFadden for McAuley (41), Seamus Dobbin for Laverty (46 )Referee: James Owens (Wexford).last_img read more

Have a merry 8bit Christmas with these chiptunes

first_imgIf you are looking for a great alternative to the standard Xmas music, then you have to check out 8-bit Christmas. It’s a full album of holiday music remixed and reimagined as chiptunes… and it’s so good.To listen to the album all you have to do it go to the site and hit play on the Flash player. If you totally love it then you can buy a CD for $10 (plus shipping) or click on a link on the site (it looks like a computer) to download it with a Paypal contribution of your choosing.AdChoices广告More chiptune Christmas music, the XMAS Compilation 2010, is available for free here if you just can’t get enough of this stuff. This is a different set of tracks from the other album, but it’s still quite enjoyable.If you are looking for something more conventional (but still not traditional) then you might lik SomaFM’s Holiday Lounge.via @garywhittalast_img read more

Victoire juridique de YouTube en France

first_imgVictoire juridique de YouTube en FranceLa plateforme vidéo a remporté le combat judiciaire qui l’opposait à la Société des producteurs de phonogrammes en France (SPPF).YouTube peut savourer. Assigné devant les tribunaux français par la Société des producteurs de phonogrammes en France (SPPF), le site de partage de vidéos a vu la plainte de cette dernière déboutée par le tribunal de grande instance (TGI) de Paris. En juin 2009, la SPPF, qui défend les intérêts des producteurs indépendants, avait attaqué YouTube pour atteinte aux droits d’auteur, rappelle Le Monde. Elle reprochait de ne pas avoir empêché la remise en ligne de certaines vidéos enfreignant le droit d’auteur et réclamait 11 millions d’euros. À lire aussiQuand Facebook commente Youtube…En mai 2008, la SPPF avait ainsi demandé à la plateforme vidéo de retirer 233 vidéos faisant partie de son catalogue. Ce à quoi YouTube avait répondu positivement, comme l’a noté le tribunal : “Il n’est pas contesté que la société YouTube a fait preuve de promptitude pour retirer de son site les fichiers ainsi dénoncés”. Seulement, en février et mars 2009, la SPPF a constaté que “123 des 233 vidéomusiques continuaient d’être visibles sur le site”, ces dernières donnant lieu à “49.824.777 visionnages, depuis leurs mises en ligne non autorisées”. Alors pourquoi, la justice a-t-elle donné raison à YouTube dans ce cas ? Tout simplement parce que le site a mis à la disposition de la SPPF une solution de traçage de ses contenus mais “qu’elle s’est abstenue de donner suite à cette proposition”, note le TGI. Résultat, YouTube s’en sort bien, la SPPF est condamnée à verser la somme de 30.000 euros pour couvrir les frais de justice.Le 29 avril 2011 à 16:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une tempête de neige fait 5 morts aux EtatsUnis

first_imgUne tempête de neige fait 5 morts aux Etats-UnisCe week-end, de violentes chutes de neige et des pluies verglaçantes ont frappé la côte Est des Etats-Unis. Quelques trente centimètres de neige sont tombés par endroit, tandis que plusieurs villes ont été totalement paralysées. Selon le dernier bilan, les intempéries ont fait 5 morts. C’est un évènement rarissime pour la saison. Alors que les températures restent au-dessus des moyennes de saison dans plusieurs pays, les Etats-Unis ont reçu la visite surprise de la neige ce week-end. Samedi, une tempête de neige “historiquement précoce” s’est déclenchée sur les Etats de la côte Est. Mais si de nombreux habitants se sont ravis de cette arrivée et en ont profité pour faire des batailles de boules et des bonhommes de neige dans leur jardin, les chutes de flocons importantes et les pluies verglaçantes ont causé de nombreuses perturbations. Quelque 30 centimètres de neige sont tombés dans certains secteurs de Pennsylvanie, du Connecticut et du New Jersey, et jusqu’à 50 centimètres ont été recensés à Manhattan, au coeur de New York, ville qui s’est vue sérieusement paralysée par les intempéries. Dans le Massachussetts, les chutes ont même atteint par endroit 70 centimètres au sol. Des chiffres records que le pays n’avait pas connu depuis des décennies, relève l’AFP. Tandis que les températures sont passées en-dessous de zéro et que les vents soufflaient à plus de 100 kilomètres par heure, les transports ont été grandement perturbés. De même, les aéroports de New York et de Philadelphie ont enregistré des retards de plusieurs heures et même des suspensions de vols. Ajouté à cela, plusieurs milliers de foyers ont été privés d’électricité. À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageSelon le dernier bilan des autorités, la tempête a également fait cinq morts dans plusieurs Etats, parmi lesquels trois victimes : une d’un accident de la route, une d’une électrocution et une d’une chute d’arbre. Lundi, les activités reprenaient lentement leur cours dans les villes américaines dont New-York.  Découvrez en vidéo la tempête de neige qui a enseveli la côte Est des Etats-Unis ce week-end Le 31 octobre 2011 à 09:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Video Barcelona celebrate 15year anniversary of Messi debut

first_imgBarcelona uploaded special footage of a fresh-faced Lionel Messi making his club debut 15 years agoOn 16 November 2003, a 16-year-old Messi made his first-team debut as a 75th-minute substitute in a friendly against José Mourinho’s FC Porto.The game was in commemoration of Porto’s new Estadio do Dragao for the upcoming EURO 2004 competition on Portugal.In the footage released by Barcelona on Twitter, it shows a young Messi coming on the field and his reaction after costing himself a chance of scoring a double on his debut.The Argentine managed to create two chances on goal in the game and, while he wasn’t so pleased about the outcome, it was enough to convince Barcelona to have him train with the reserve and senior teams on a weekly basis.The match in Portugal ended in a 2-0 defeat.Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Ludovic Giuly would later comment on how remarkable the teenager was in his first training session with the senior side.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“He destroyed us all… They were kicking him all over the place to avoid being ridiculed by this kid, he just got up and kept on playing,” said Giuly.“He would dribble past four players and score a goal. Even the team’s starting centre-backs were nervous. He was an alien.”Messi would finally make his official debut for Barcelona in October 2004 against Espanyol in La Liga.💙❤ Leo #Messi✨15 years since the 👑 made his debut! pic.twitter.com/6jAoHMLeK0— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 16, 2018last_img read more

Coastal Counties From Greater Houston Region Are The Most Impacted By Severe

first_img X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: National Weather Service/Houston-GalvestonAlthough the rain is moving out of our area, winter has made a strong entrance in Texas with severe weather hitting several parts of the state for the past few days.The National Weather Service reports persistent rains started on Friday night and the heaviest occurred on Saturday.The severe weather hit hardest in Chambers County, as well as the southern section of Galveston County and the southeast part of Brazoria County.Texas City got about a foot of rain, but it was mostly street flooding.“The fortunate part was that, according to our estimates and what we’ve gathered, we had approximately only five homes that had some water damage,” says Thomas Munoz, Emergency Management Coordinator for Texas City.In Galveston County, the airport registered almost 10 inches of rain and the city of La Marque had more than seven inches, while the bad weather even produced some hail in Wharton County.Dan Reilly, a meteorologist with the Houston-Galveston office of the National Weather Service, notes Harris County was spared any significant damage.“Anywhere from around an inch, some areas even three to six inches, particularly in the southeast and the northwest,” Reilly detailed about the impact in Harris County.The forecast for the rest of the week includes more rain on Wednesday night. 00:00 /01:11 Share last_img read more

Prime accused in Ggn shooting case held

first_imgA 27-year-old man accused of plotting the July 15 shootout of a gangster here has been arrested, police said on Saturday. Kavinder Singh of Baund Kalan village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district was arrested from his hideout in Gurgaon’s Garhi Harsaru village on Friday night by the Crime Branch.Gangster Rakesh Hayatpur was shot at by four men in a car while driving to the district court. One person was killed and two were injured when his SUV rammed into an autorickshaw after the shooting near Central Mall. Kavinder Singh, a graduate, who plotted the attack, was produced before a magistrate on Saturday and sent to two days police remand. “Rakesh escaped the attack because Kavinder got overexcited after seeing the target and ordered his men to shoot him immediately,” Yashwant Singh of the Crime Branch said. The SUV’s driver who suffered a gun shot lost control over his vehicle. It rammed into an autorickshaw, killing its driver.last_img read more